We adopted Chewie (M) from a shelter 3 years ago, when he was 7 months old. He came from a very negative background before entering the shelter. We know that we were the first humans who really gave him love and care. We knew that adopting Chewie would be challenging, and it was. We had to teach him how to be a dog, how to play catch, how to relax around us...very simple things. Despite being super calm and happy in our home, he is a very nervous dog around people that he doesn't know. He is very protective of his own people. We have a cat and they get along very well.
It's with a very heavy heart that we came across the need of rehoming him, and we want to make sure that whoever adopts him is someone who has the knowledge and skills to deal with a very nervous dog.
We think he could be the perfect companion to someone who lives alone. or a couple who doesn't have children.
Chewie has all the vaccines up to date, he's microchipped, neutered, and has flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, dewormed, house trained and crate trained.
We have a large crate, two large beds, bowls, and several (very used) toys that we are sending to his new home.
We just want a good, patient family to take care of our boy

Pet's Name: Chewie
Dog: Primary Breed: Australian Shepherd Dog
Primary Breed (if not in list): Mixed
Birthday, estimate is okay: January, 17th, 2020
Age Category: Adult
Adoption Day, when did you adopt your pet? An estimate is okay.: Jun, 2020
Where did you get your pet?: Jun, 2020
What do you feed your pet?: Kibble and Wet food
What are your pet's favorite toys and activities?: Chewing bones, squeaky toys and tennis balls
Gender: Male
Size (at full grown): Medium
Primary Color: Calico/Multi/Tricolor
Medical Care:
Vaccinations up to date
Spayed or Neutered
Special Diet
Special Needs
Never Vetted
Constant Companion
High Energy
Medium Energy
Low Energy
Needs Training
Friendly to Strangers
Good with Other Dogs
Good with Young Children
Good with Cats
Bonded Pair
Requires A Fenced Yard
Why are you rehoming your pet (primary reason)?: Personal problems
How long will you be able to keep your pet before you may need to consider surrendering him or her to a rescue?: Not an option, my pet will stay with me for as long as it takes
Would you consider a long distance adoption?:
Would you consider a foster family?:
City, State: Chattanooga, TN
Zip Code: 37343
Is there anything else you'd like your pet's new family to know?: Anxious with strangers, very protective of his Humans.